Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Describe how you would conduct a rapid assessment of a woman in labour.
  • Describe the features of woman — friendly care during labour and delivery.
  • Describe the steps in history taking of a woman in the first stage of a normal labour.
  • Explain how you would palpate the abdomen of a woman in labour to assess the size, lie and presentation of the baby.
  • Explain how you would conduct a vaginal examination of a woman in labour to assess the progress of labour.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings during the assessment of a woman in labour.
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